‘A Night on Broadway’
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18-19
Where: Jefferson Community Theatre, Jefferson
Cost: $15 includes show, dessert and coffee
More info: www.jeffersoncommunitytheatre.com or 706-367-5714
“A Night on Broadway” promises to be entertaining as the Jefferson Community Theatre performers add some of their spice to iconic tunes for two nights.
“This show is like a walk down Broadway in both location and time,” director Sloane Meyer said, who hopes it will broaden the range of shows the theater group performs. “My Broadway show will hopefully kickstart that theory and prove that we have the talent base for it.
“I had the idea to do this show because I knew I couldn’t be the only one wanting to do more.”
Meyer said she floated the idea to bring a musical revue to the community since it pack several different songs into one show.
“I thought the timing was right,” she said. “The more shows I did with JCT, the more ‘musical’ talent base I realized we had. I wanted to give people a chance to show off, to give all of us a chance to have ‘that moment’ like we really were on Broadway, and to let the audience experience something really amazing.”
The show will be at 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19 at the Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St., Jefferson.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Crawford W. Long Museum or by visiting www.jeffersoncommunitytheatre.com or calling 706-367-5714.
“A Night of Broadway” — still in rehearsals with just one run-through under its belt — plans to deliver on a night of show tunes that the performers hope will have the audience tapping its toes and even singing.
“We have a great mix of ages and experience in this cast including ol’ timers, like me, who have been doing this for decades,” Meyer said. “We’ve also got young people with an incredible amount of experience for being so young, and we’ve got old and young who have amazing talent, but only now getting the courage up to actually be on stage.”
The show is divided into two acts with the first featuring “old school” shows dating to 1990. Act II covers the time from 1991 to now.
“In this show, we are nonstop with nothing but songs, one after the other,” Meyer said. “Most of them are fully choreographed.”
Songs in the show include the “Story of Chess” from “Chess,” “One” from “A Chorus Line,” “One Short Day” from “Wicked,” “Revolting Children” from “Matilda” and the finale, “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray.”
Solo and duets include “Castle on a Cloud” from “Les Misérables” and “Wick” from “The Secret Garden,” as well as tunes from the musicals “Sweet Charity,” “Gyspy,” “Funny Girl,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Elf,” “Book of Mormon” and “Everyday Rapture.”
For more information, visit www.jeffersoncommunitytheatre.com or call 706-367-5714.